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Adding a bathroom to a condo?

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Jan 14, 2009
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Adding a bathroom to a condo?

Hi, I am looking at moving into a condo/loft soon. It currently has only 1 bathroom, but I think I want 2 bathrooms. Does anyone know if it is possible to add a bathroom? Would it be like a regular reno where management needs to approve and that you don't modify load-bearing walls, etc, etc? Also, what would be the expected cost for a second full bathroom?
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Aug 2, 2008
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claringtonca
it's alot more expensive if the condo is high rise you need to specify
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Jan 14, 2009
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thebuilder wrote:
Jan 15th, 2009 8:02 pm
it's alot more expensive if the condo is high rise you need to specify
Sorry, it is a low rise (10 floors) hardloft.
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Dec 27, 2007
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As for cost, your looking at big money if your even allowed.

Depending on the floor your on, if there's someone below you you'll need full access to their suite for a week or so to run all the necessary drains and piping. Also, you'll require a company to come in and core new holes through the slab if its concrete, which in most cases means you'll have to have all of the holes x-rayed before doing so.
I do the mechanical aspect of new construction condos and in my opinion, I highly doubt you'd be able to get a 2nd bathroom.
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FreeB wrote:
Jan 15th, 2009 7:57 pm
Hi, I am looking at moving into a condo/loft soon. It currently has only 1 bathroom, but I think I want 2 bathrooms. Does anyone know if it is possible to add a bathroom? Would it be like a regular reno where management needs to approve and that you don't modify load-bearing walls, etc, etc? Also, what would be the expected cost for a second full bathroom?
You don't have the roughin for you to install a bathroom. There is no way the condo board (not the management) will approve that because you need to do work outside of your unit.
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Cheaper alternative would be to sell your place and buy a unit with 2 washrooms...

I highly doubt the management would allow you to do such a modification to your unit. Are their units in your building that have 2 washrooms? How much is the price difference?
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